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Bated Breath

premature baby

Many of the medical interventions put in place to ensure the survival of a premature baby need to be balanced against a large number of serious side-effects.

By Rebecca Lim

Medical advances are enabling increasingly premature babies to survive, but the health risks they face can persist well beyond childhood. Now a clinical trial in Melbourne is testing the use of foetal stem cells to ward off chronic lung disease in premature babies.

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